James Milner’s potential move to Merseyside has been talked up a lot in recent weeks, as Sky Sports report. The Manchester City man is out of contract at the end of the season and the Reds are supposedly at the head of the queue for his signature.
Before Brendan Rodgers makes a move for the England international he might do well to consider the club’s previous successes and failures in the free transfer market. Take a look below as we put together the best possible XI from the Premier League era. Remember, this entire team cost us absolutely nothing…
GK) Doni (Roma, 2011)
The Brazilian made just the four Premier League appearances during two years at Anfield. He would have played at Wembley in an FA Cup semi-final against Everton in 2012, if it were not for a red card in the league game a few days earlier. Brad Jones eventually played instead.
RB) Steve Staunton (Aston Villa, 1998)
Signed for Liverpool for the second time after a seven year spell with Aston Villa. The Republic of Ireland international played 44 league games during his second spell at Anfield before going back to Villa in 2000.
LB) Fabio Aurelio (Valencia, 2006)
Followed Rafael Benitez to Anfield upon the expiration of his contract. The Brazilian endured a lot of injury problems during his time at the club but still showed flashes of his ability with a couple of memorable set pieces and a goal against Manchester United.
CB) Kolo Toure (Manchester City, 2013)
Has played a bit-part role for Brendan Rodgers’ side over the last couple of years, after being brought in as back-up to the likes of Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho. His experience has proved a valuable asset during that time.